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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation illustrator
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Introduction Professional illustrator/storyboard artist/comic artist living in Los Angeles, CA. Always had an interest in drawing and film since childhood. Drew my own comics and made little animated super-8 films with my twin brother growing up in Sacramento, CA. Went to The Academy of Art/USF in San Francisco. Started working at George Lucas' visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic around 1988, right out of school. Stayed there for 13 years, doing art for feature films and commercials including Ghostbusters 2, The Mask, The Phantom Menace, Men In Black, The Mummy. Left the Bay area for greener pastures and headed for Los Angeles on that fateful day of 9-11, dragging my girlfriend with me. After becoming a freelancer, I worked on Terminator 3, Day After Tomorrow, Chronicles of Riddick, Bolden, Rush Hour 3, The Incredible Hulk. Side projects: Put together a self-published comics anthology in 2004 called "Babes In Space" Did an award winning short horror film called "The Collector" in 2000, that played at several film festivals.
Interests movies, "golden age" illustrators, animation, martial arts, "underground" comix, indie filmmaking, comics from around the world, mid-century design, politics, life drawing, punk rock, old traditional blues